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Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9
  • Height 3-4 Feet Tall
  • Spread 5-6 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • If you’re trying to fill in a large section of a garden or landscaping plan, the Showland Empress Wu Hosta needs to be at the top of your list! Able to survive in harsh climates, these plants are perfect for those looking to add some dense color around the exterior of your home or building.

Measuring in at 3’-4’ in height, the Showland Empress Wu Hosta covers a substantial area in width, which typically stretches 5’-6’. These magnificent giants bloom in the summer months and produce purple and reddish-purple shades, which are accompanied by thick green foliage. Primarily used as a filler, these plants are great for filling large, shaded spaces. However, they also make fantastic corner pieces in landscaping and thrive in mass plantings as well.

Showland Empress Wu Hosta Care

Although robust, these plants do need a little bit of care. They can tolerate a moderate amount of shade but do need access to sunlight from time to time. You’ll also want to set these on a regular watering schedule, as they don’t handle drought very well. Also, be sure that the area has adequate drainage. Another important factor in choosing a planting location is soil quality, as the Showland Empress Wu Hosta cannot survive in depleted conditions.

Showland Empress Wu Hosta Spacing

When it comes to designing your landscaping plans, make sure to allocate at least 5’-6’ of space for each plant.

Shadowland Empress Wu Hosta Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9
Flower Color(s): Purple
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Tall
Height: 3-4 Feet
Spread: 5-6 Feet
Spacing: 5-6 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Foliage Interest
Scientific Name: Shadowland® 'Empress Wu' Hosta hybrid USPP 20,774
Common Name: Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta
Other Name(s): Funkia; Plantain Lilies; Giboshi
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

3 Reviews - Shadowland® Empress Wu Hosta Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by John Bridge on May 22nd 2021

    The were fine.

  • 2
    Empress Wu...

    Posted by Jackie Kennedy on Jun 13th 2020

    Way way too expensive. The description on the website and on the plant tag are different.

  • 5

    Posted by Hostas! on Mar 21st 2019

    Most people don't like hostas as much as I do, but I just can't get enough of them. easy to care for, especially in difficult locations like shade and heavy moisture. plus the purple flowers that come with each year are great! I have a big collection and this one just stands out because of the large size of it. now to find some smaller ones to plant around this giant.